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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No 84 of 1996)

The National Senior Certificate : A Qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Chapter 4 : Time Allocation for Subjects

17. Introduction


1) In terms of Section 4 of the Employment of Educators Act, 1998, all school-based educators should be at school during the formal school day. Each school day should be at least seven hours, allowing for 35 hours per week.


2) The contact time for teaching NCS Grades 10-12 (General) for Grades 10, 11 and 12 will be 27,5 hours per week, excluding the time allocated to breaks, assemblies and extramural activities.